Mary Alice Reporting –

For their heroic actions and timely response, four firefighters were recognized for their part in a blaze that occurred at Jaycee Village Apartments.

On Sunday, May 28th, tones dispatched Uhrichsville Fire to the complex, which is three stories tall, and the blaze was located on the top floor, which ultimately created fire, smoke, and water damage.

At Wednesday’s Board of Tuscarawas County Commissioner’s meeting, Chief Justin Edwards explained the circumstances firefighters faced and the exceptional job they did.

“They worked as a team. They advanced a two-and-a-half-inch hose line up three flights of stairs. The acting officer, Sean Luce, that day, he did his job well. As we were making entrance to help the rest of the crew, that’s when he heard the female asking for help, and he went and found her and escorted her out of the building.”

Receiving the commendation was Taylor Fach, Cory Paisley, Brennan McGarry, and Sean Luce, who noted to commissioner’s that it was a team effort.

“Everybody did their job and they did it perfectly. It was a 110 percent total team [effort]. If one of these guys had not been trained to the standards that we train to and not done their job perfectly, it would have had a different outcome.”

Commissioner Kristen Zemis read the recognition.

“Heroism is defined as conduct exhibiting courage, daring, valor, and self-sacrifice. This unselfish act also validates the dedication, honor, and integrity for the badge that you wear.”

The four individuals have also received recognition from Uhrichsville Mayor Mark Haney for their response.

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